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Minnesota enters women’s AP Top 25, top 5 remain unchanged

First-year Minnesota coach Lindsay Whalen became the 39th person to play and coach a team that was ranked when her alma mater entered the women’s basketball poll Monday at No. …


The Oregon Desert Trail is just that, complete with canyons and rattlesnakes

I felt every drop of sweat make its way down my face, neck and back as I stared down the rattlesnake, its beady eyes locked with mine, daring me to …


Oregon voters deciding fate of pioneering sanctuary law

Oregonians are deciding in the Nov. 6 election whether to repeal the Sanctuary law, even as some other states, such as Vermont, have adopted sanctuary policies and others, like Texas, …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 9:38 p.m.

100s of Oregon ‘witches’ paddle down river, minus the brooms

Hundreds of “witches” traded in broomsticks for paddles in Oregon during the last weekend before Halloween.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 4:22 p.m.

Oregon man rescues kitten glued to road

A Silverton, Oregon, man said he made a disturbing discovery while driving to work Friday morning: A kitten that was apparently glued to the road, stuck in a busy lane …


In Oregon, a community responds to imprisonment of migrants

Norm and Kathy Daviess stood in the shade of a prison wall topped with coiled razor wire, waiting for three immigrants to come out. It’s become an oddly familiar routine, …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 11:57 a.m.

Oregon eyes plan for managing wolves to protect livestock

Oregon officials are proposing a new framework for managing wolves that prey on livestock.


From ‘special seed’ to 2,170-pound winning pumpkin

“One special seed” and months of care by an Oregon commercial pilot produced a massive pumpkin that tipped the scales at a global weigh-in Monday in Northern California, the fourth …


Comparing Oregon’s and Washington’s oversight on recycling

Spokane’s once-meticulous tracking of recycled materials has gone away under the single-stream system, and the company that sorts it all in a facility on the West Plains declines to make …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 12:58 p.m.

Head of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s state office accused of touching employee in Oregon

Prosecutors in central Oregon have accused the head of the Washington state office for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of touching and exposing himself to an employee over the summer.


Oregon moves to protect wine from false out-of-state labels

Oregon pinot noir is so popular that some winemakers elsewhere are making false links to the state’s viticultural areas for their own wines, and might be breaking the law, experts …


Oregon House Speaker spurs talks on Interstate Bridge

Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek wants to sit down with Washington lawmakers before the end of the year to further discussions about replacing the Interstate Bridge, a newspaper reported Friday.


Oregon judge finds Idaho man unfit to stand trial in murders

A judge in Oregon has halted a double murder trial for a man charged with kidnapping and killing his ex-wife after ruling that the defendant is mentally unfit to stand …


Police: Body found in car trunk ‘likely’ missing woman, 89

A body found in the trunk of a car during a traffic stop likely belongs to an 89-year-old woman who has been missing for a week and the driver of …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 5:55 p.m.

Oregon using Facebook to remind inactive voters to register

In this era of manipulators using social media to interfere in elections, Oregon officials moved Tuesday to use Facebook to bolster participation by reminding as many as hundreds of thousands …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 4:56 p.m.

International 10-year salmon preservation plan advances

Canada and the U.S. states of Alaska, Oregon and Washington would all reduce their catch of fragile salmon species under the terms of an updated international agreement that, if approved, …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 4:39 p.m.

Sheriff: Oregon hiker likely killed by cougar

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office says a dead hiker was likely killed by a cougar, marking the first verified fatal attack by a wild cougar in Oregon.


Wildfire that closed key California highway doubles in size

A roaring wildfire that has shut down a stretch of a major interstate in a rural area near the California-Oregon border has nearly doubled in size overnight.


States slash steelhead bag limits

Responding to poor steelhead numbers, Idaho, Washington and Oregon have slashed daily bag limits on the Snake River and its tributaries.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

Transmission line may threaten historic Oregon Trail

Construction of the Boardman to Hemingway (B2H) electric transmission line might do what Father Time’s corrosive hand has not – destroy the last remaining remnants of the Oregon Trail in …


Water and wine make a perfect pairing in Oregon’s Willamette Valley

Standing at the bow of a little rowboat and chatting with my two companions, I realize I’m not just fly-fishing Oregon’s famed McKenzie River, I’m also a student in a …


Oregon’s only heart transplant program shuts down

The only Oregon hospital to offer heart transplants abruptly shut down its program Friday, leaving nearly two dozen patients on its waitlist to seek out-of-state treatment and hundreds of others …


Oregon animal welfare officer rescues baby deer stuck in fence

An animal welfare officer in Oregon is getting attention after her body-worn camera captured her rescuing a baby deer.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 6:14 p.m.

Gonzaga returning to Bahamas for 2019 Battle 4 Atlantis

Gonzaga has essentially adhered to a tournament rotation schedule for more than a decade, often visiting the top holiday basketball events once every four years. That rotation will continue in …


Oregon hunter rescued after hanging upside-down for 2 days

An Oregon hunter who fell out of his tree stand and got tangled in his safety harness has been rescued after hanging upside-down for two days about 30 feet from …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 5:47 p.m.

West Coast officials tell tourists not to worry about fires

Alarmed by as much as $20 million in lost tourism revenue in July due to visitors’ fear of wildfires, California’s state tourism agency said Thursday it is teaming up with …


Eight dead in two-car collision in rural Oregon

A collision in rural Oregon that killed eight people happened when the driver of one SUV crossed the centerline and crashed into another SUV carrying seven people.


Oregon businesses hit hard by cancellations due to smoke

Wildfire smoke in southern Oregon is forcing organizations that are dependent on tourist dollars to scramble for other options.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 5, 2018, 9:20 p.m.

Oregon police chief orders review of use of force at protest

Portland police are accused of being heavy-handed and reportedly causing some injuries against people protesting a rally by extreme-right demonstrators.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 6:38 p.m.

Some arrested as right-wing rally, counter-protesters clash

Small scuffles broke out Saturday as police in Portland deployed “flash bang” devices and other means to disperse hundreds of right-wing and self-described anti-fascist protesters.